A goal in each half saw Palace move into the fourth round of the FA Cup as they beat Southampton 2-1. Alan Pardew was not surprised to see the way his team performed to get past Southampton at their own stadium.
"This is what this team's about. We're difficult to score against with a good back four and goalkeeper. We can kill teams on the break. We have a great resilience. You look at our record of teams scoring an equaliser, we go on to win more than we lose."
At the end of the first set of third round results the manager judged his players efforts right at the top of the list.
"Looking at the results I'd say we've had the best result of the FA Cup this weekend. We had to lean on our tenacity and our defensive capabilities a bit more than I would have liked. Wardy just sprinted like he does for the first goal. That was his third goal this season from right back. I Thought it was his best performance today."
Looking ahead to Monday's draw the manager told the assembled media about his hopes for the next round.
"We're looking for a home draw, we don't really care who. With the fans we've got it's going to be tough for anyone."
As always at this time of the season Alan was asked about his plans for adding to the squad and said there was one particular area he was looking at.
"We've been linked with a couple of defenders, there'll be no defenders coming to this football club, we've been linked with a couple of midfielders, there'll be no midfielders coming to this football club.
"We will be looking for an offensive player, a striker-type player. Hopefully we can get someone in before the end of January."